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Providing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for drought affected population and IDPs in Bala-Murgh


09/18 - 04/19


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Badghis province, located in west Afghanistan, is characterized by intense external and internal conflict, with instability from Turkmenistan to the north and along its border with Faryab Province. Due to the limited resources, remoteness and accessibility, most people live in dire poverty. Recent assessment of AHDAA and CA in Badghis shows that 45% people are living under poverty line while 30% are under extreme poverty line, other 15% have only access to their basic livelihood needs (food, shelter, heating means). Only 10% people have average quality life. In May 2015, Jawand, was occupied by Taliban displacing thousands of people, most of whom moved to nearby districts, like Qala-i-Naw and Muqur. Internal land conflicts among different tribes restricts the movement of people. WASH component of the same assessment shows that most people in Muqur and Bala-Murqhab districts use contaminated and inaccessible drinking water due impact of severe drought. IDPs constitute the most vulnerable and marginalized sections in these communities. Children and women have to travel between 1-15 kms to bring drinking water. Majority population have no or limited understanding of their personal and family hygiene. 92% of the assessed communities do not have access to latrines. They use open space for defecation. Assessments clearly indicates those IDP families in targeted communities’ needs potable/drinking water and other WASH facilities. Lack of access to clean drinking water and poor hygiene conditions are the main causes of diarrhea and other water-borne diseases. Proposed intervention will mainly support IDPs (30% of the community population) in 14 targeted villages of Muqur [ Khaja Sorkhakan and Miranzai ha] and Bala-Murghab [Qabchaq ha, Tangi Joy Kar, Akazai ha, Naw Abad,Kaderzai,Jan Dosti, Abful Rauf,Kham Ab, Baranzai,Haji Saleh Khan, Lodin, Kabuliha] to address their identified WASH gaps by: 1) Improving access to safe water, meeting minimum Sphere standards of 15 litres per person per day 2) Increasing number of sanitation facilities 3) Providing hygiene kits 4) Enhancing hygiene knowledge and behavioural practices, to improve the public and individual health of the 5060 IDP amp host communities families residing in target villages. 5) Addressing protection issues. CA and AHDAA’s project will contribute to the ongoing life-saving efforts and reduce high rates of illness and death caused by poor sanitation and lack of potable water. The project will reach 5060 IDP amp host communities’ families (30360 individuals) over next eight months starting from 01-09-2018 with initial coordination with government authorities and introductory steps including identification of most suitable locations and provision of water and sanitation facilities. The project will construct 38 new boreholes and rehabilitate 9 broken ones, install hand 38 pumps and facilitate water trucking (for 2 communities) and will also construct 90 latrines and 90 bathing facilities for most vulnerable people, especially women, elderly and children. CA is a strong believer of inclusion and the localisation agenda - an imperative of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) 2016. CA in partnership with AHDAA has implemented initiatives around community resilience building, infrastructure development, capacity building. CA is currently mentoring AHDAA under Twinning project, funded by ACBAR and DFID. AHDAA capacity is being built in putting enhanced organizational systems and processes in place.\. In this proposed project CA will be accountable for project design, implementation, financial compliances, co-ordination and reporting and providing technical assistance, guidance and WASH technical expertise.. CA will implement the protection component including training on GBV, formation of peace-Shura and establishing links with local power-structure including Govt. departments